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Payroll Leaders Conference Offers Education, Leadership Programs to Help Progress Your Career

BY: Felicia DeInnocentiis | 08/23/21

After an unprecedented year of digital-exclusive content and education, the APA is happy to announce the Payroll Leaders Conference (PLC) is returning to an in-person, live venue September 13-15, in Las Vegas.

PLC presents next-generation training through four transformational certificate programs that are ideal for payroll professionals who want to increase their leadership skills, or for those who aspire for leadership positions within their organizations. The conference will also announce this year’s Prism Awards, which recognize payroll and shared services departments exhibiting best practices in management, processes, technology, and more.

PLC will be hosted at the APA’s MEET Las Vegas in downtown Las Vegas and is being sponsored by DailyPay

Choose From Four Certificate Programs

Attendees can choose from one of four certificate programs to further their education and training:

  1. Payroll OMG—Optimization, Management, and Growth—This program helps pros at every level in every department learn how to produce a perfect paycheck, including how to reduce cost, eliminate waste, and create a highly effective workforce.
  2. Strategic Leadership Certificate Program—Unleash your full potential! This unique program focuses on many qualities of effective leaders including awareness of self and others, effective communication, and relationship building.
  3. Managing Payroll Operations Across the Globe—Explore how people, processes, and technology interconnect as you lead a global payroll operation delivering timely payments and ensuring taxation and other compliance requirements are met.
  4. NEW! Government/Public Sector Payroll Certificate Program—Take a deep dive into all the unique issues confronted by government and public sector payroll pros. This certificate program explores the complex section 218 taxation issues regarding social security and Medicare tax, government sector accounting and auditing, and how to manage today’s complex government/public sector payrolls at all levels.

Attendees can earn up to 15 RCHs, 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 17.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits when attending this course. No prerequisites or advance preparation is required.

More at PLC

PLC will start with a big welcome by motivational speaker Pegine, who has been a fan favorite as a speaker for the APA’s Congress Xstream. Pegine will present “Building Strong Boundaries for Leadership and Employee Success” during the Opening Session on Monday, September 13.

Closing out the conference will be guest speaker and industry expert De Ann Doonan, CPP, Executive Director of Global Payroll at Maxim Integrated Products, who will present “Surpassing Your Limits, Best Practices for Expanding the Role of the Payroll Leader” during Tuesday’s Closing General Session.

Along with the great speakers at PLC, the APA’s Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF) will present the annual Prism Awards to innovative payroll and shared services departments of any size that have demonstrated, in the last two years, best practices. The Prism Awards will be presented during a luncheon on Tuesday, September 14.

Attendees can receive a special group rate when staying for PLC at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino (129 East Fremont St.) using Group Code GSAPI21. The last day to book reservations using the group code is August 27, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Attendees can make their reservations online or call 800-331-5731 and mention the APA and the group code when booking. Register now to reserve your spot at the APA’s Payroll Leaders Conference.

Felicia DeInnocentiis is Editorial Assistant of Membership Publications for the APA.